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type: black

origin: india

region: assam

variety: assam

ingredients: black tea

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Bold black tea from the Assam region of India. Assam tea is known for a deep, burgundy-red cup and pungent flavor. Our Assam Melody is perfect for tea drinkers who may be new to the powerful character of Assam. Rich aroma, more sweet starchy than malty, like roasted plantains. Rounded mouthfeel, malty without being overpowering. Slight notes of raisin. Brisk astringency and not extremely pungent. A solid, 'friendly' Assam, from the well-regarded Meleng Estate. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • 

      A wonderful black tea. There’s a malty flavor and just a hint of sweetness can bring out all the flavor notes.

    • 

      A delightful high-quality black tea! Not too acidic or strong

    • 

      I like that it's smooth and has a sweet taste to it. Like brown sugar!

    • 

      This is a very smooth, classic black tea. I've tried it hot and iced and found it equally enjoyable. It's a good all purpose black tea.

    • KB

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      Great tea for making kombucha. I steep for 40min starting from boiling water that has been removed from heat. Tea doesn't turn bitter - great flavor.

    • 

      I love this tea. It’s the perfect morning tea. A splash of milk and dash of sugar makes this delish.

    • 

      Like plain black teas? This is a fantastic upgrade if you want to maintain the simplicity while upping the quality.

    • KB

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      A full flavored black tea that's good to wake up to. Would go well with milk, sugar, or just plain.

    • 

      This is a rich, flavorful black tea. It has the classic "black tea" flavor, but it's not bitter.

    • 

      This tea is smooth and malty with a hint of sweetness that lingers after each sip. It does not have a harsh bitterness, but does have a pleasant astringency. I like steeping this one for 4 min @ 200F.

    • 

      Malty and delicious! I drink this one regularly. It’s my favorite adagio plain black tea.

    • 

      Simple and tasty! Not too overwhelming, just a good, easy flavor

    • CK

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      I quite enjoyed this tea with its sweet malt and plantain flavors, even though I’m typically not a fan of either. It reminds me of a fancier and more mature unsweetened iced tea.

    • 

      This is a lovely, smooth "tea flavored tea." I enjoyed it as an accompaniment to a noodle dish and it was lovely.

    • 

      Sweet molasses with a touch of maple syrup, followed by an aftertaste of acidic astringency. Not my thing, but an interesting foray into Assams.

    • 

      Bold, smooth, and powerful flavor. It has what I can only describe as a pumpkiny taste to it, but was the perfect kick to wake up with.

    • 

      This is a pretty good black tea. It's bold and mildly astringent. If I had to choose between this one and the assam harmony, I would pick the latter, but not by much.

    • 

      Once steeped I only noticed a little astringency. I added a bit of sugar out of habit. The flavor was rich and smooth. As it warmed a natural sweetness blossomed, even a little maltiness, which I was happily surprised by (having not read the description thouroughly beforehand).

      Steeped (1) 195F 4min, (2) 212F 5min

    • EC

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      I liked this more than I expected to as a person who gravitates toward fruity or dessert-flavored teas. I thought it would be kind of a boring unflavored black tea, but the molasses flavor came through, and it tastes pleasantly malty. It's really not bad! I wouldn't choose it every single day, but it's a good tea.

    • 

      Really like this one! It makes a nice strong, malty cup but is not bitter at all. Just a little astringency at the finish.

    • 

      Brewed at 212F for 3 mins with rock sugar added

      For me personally, there isn't much to say about the scent. I was simply greeted with the familiarity of black tea.

      I opted to brew this for a shorter period of time to help combat potential bitterness. There was still some bitterness present, but it wasn't really anything that a small amount of sweetener couldn't handle. The flavor is quite nice; like a light breakfast blend. You don't really need to add milk or a lot of sweetener. Unless that's just your preference of course.

      I'm finding that this tea holds a lot of nostalgia for me. Its simple flavor brings to mind calm Scottish mornings, bare feet on cool stone floors, and the sound of a kettle. Oh, pre-quarantine world, how I miss thee.

    • 

      Bold classic black tea that requires no sweetener or cream to satisfy my black tea indulgence.

    • 

      This tea delivers exactly on what it it promises. It is a straight forward, slightly smokey black tea. Highly recommend

    • 

      i love this one. i was surprised when my picky husband said he liked it.

    • 

      assam teas have a lovely mellow flavor. ty Adagio for this treat

    • MR

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      This was a lovely, balanced black tea. I found it a little malty and this is one of my preferred black teas.

    • 

      Assam Melody is a wonderful black tea. Robust. Definitely good when you're looking for a breakfast tea.

    • 

      I had really high hopes for this one, but turned out I don't like it as much as the Yunnan blacks.

    • 

      simple straightforward black tea, nothing to write home about.

    • 

      Not my favorite black tea, most of the times I’ve made it it’s ended up weak unless I add a ton more leaves than I feel should be needed. When I can get some flavor it’s decent but not the best out there.

    • 

      This is a solid black tea. I found, however, that I like it even better mixed with Keemun Concerto, which was inspired by Brigadoon Breakfast, which I can't get right now!

    • AG

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      This is one of the best black teas I've ever tasted. It has a wonderful rich flavor.

    • 

      One of my fav black tea. Strong flavor. I love it with milk

    • 

      Very rich and smooth. Great substitute for coffee in the morning

    • 

      A rich, strong tea that I drink just about every morning with milk and sugar to start my day and get my eyes open! I’m guilty of stepping it at least 10 minutes or more!

    • 

      Very good basic black tea, nothing I would change about it. But its fun to make lattes with.

    • 

      I love this as a strong malty breakfast tea. Stands up to cream and is a really comforting cup to start the day.

    • MJ

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      Interesting flavor. A bit too strong compared to what I usually drink but honestly, I fully enjoyed it. Who can say no to a good black tea?

    • 

      Great tea for those of us that like a strong full bodied tea. When supermarket brands are weak for you, this is what you are looking for.

    • 

      Dark, bold and tastes great. I enjoy it with milk!

    • 

      This tea is another nice black tea I like it alot

    • 

      Full-bodied and slightly mineral. An excellent blend that can hold up to any additions. Great for mornings or an afternoon pick-me-up!

    • BD

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      This is a great full bodied tea. Nice with some milk or cream.

    • LB

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      This is a very thick full-body tea. I usually like my black tea to be super dark but not so much with this one. It would be a great afternoon 'pick me up' tea or to go with a late-night study session. When I make it again I am adding vanilla to go with the smokey professor's study smell/flavor that it has.

    • 

      A classic! One of my dad's favorites. It's a bit too dark for me, but still very enjoyable.

    • 

      It's the perfect tea when you need a pick me up that tastes great!